Westminster, CO (July 11, 2016) –The National Bison Association (NBA) has announced the 2015 Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship amid continued growth in consumer demand for healthy, natural bison meat.
The Throlson American Bison Foundation is named after its founder, Dr. Ken Throlson, DVM, a pioneer of the modern bison business and awards three outstanding college students with an interest in the burgeoning bison industry.
“The Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship program has been established to recognize, encourage and promote leadership among future bison industry professionals,” said Dave Carter, executive director of the NBA.
In November 2016, the Throlson American Bison Foundation will award scholarships totaling, but not limited to, $9,000 to outstanding college junior, senior or graduate students studying fields related to the bison industry.
A minimum of $2,000 of the $9,000 amount will be awarded in the memory of Richard Zahringer to a student pursuing a degree in agriculture economics, ag-business, or accounting. Ideally this student will have future interest in livestock and specifically bison.
Applications must be completed and mailed or emailed to the NBA no later than Oct. 1, 2016. Recipient announcements will be made no later than Nov. 5, 2016. For more information, contact the NBA office at (303) 292-2833, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the National Bison Association is to bring together stakeholders to celebrate the heritage of the American bison/buffalo while eductating and creating a sustainable future for our industry. Learn more at www.bisoncentral.com